Fall of Man

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Fall of Man (Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death
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Quotations

  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The walking of Man is falling forwards.”
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
    Dame Edith Sitwell
    “Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.”
  • Thomas Fuller
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    “He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.”

Usage

In literature:

We should not have to reckon on the loss of a man who did not fall in battle.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
The man of fraud falls into contradiction, prevarication, confusion.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
You see a man of imagination is apt to fall in love with a tragedy queen.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
Rousseau, it is true, held in a sense of his own the doctrine of the fall of man.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
If a man topples off the edge of life, is there nothing to break his fall?
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
A man with his wet hair falling straight around his neck, passed in front of us.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
He had argued that it was absurd to suppose that a man of Stagg's strength could have killed Wilson by a fall.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
The man was really suffering only from extreme loss of blood; a falling block had hit him, and a ghastly flap was torn away from his scalp.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
If the fall of a sparrow, as well as its preservation, is imputed to Providence, why not the fall as well as the preservation of a man?
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
The lashless eyes watched the deathly fall of the old man.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

"When mortal man resigns his breath,
And falls a clod of clay,
The soul, immortal, wings its flight
To never-setting day.
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
I tell you this for a wonder,
that no man then shall be glad
Of his fellow’s fall and mishap
to snatch at the work he had.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris
Wherefore this Son of man shall come
At last to count with all,
And unto them shall give just doom,
Whether they stand or fall.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
Fall'n is the intolerable yoke
Which long oppressed despairing man;
The oppressor's lawless rod is broke,
As in the day of Midian.
"Hymn: We walked in darkness, but at last" by John Bowring
The battle of life is proceeding—
The rear will advance to the van;
I'll follow where duty is leading,
And fall at my post like a man.
"Retrospection" by David John Scott
Eternal God! Maker of all
That have lived here since the man's fall:
The Rock of Ages! in whose shade
They live unseen, when here they fade;
"The Book" by Henry Vaughan

In news:

0A Seneca Falls man is accused of providing alcohol to teens, including one found lying unresponsive in the shower.
A Fall River man prosecutors say shot a woman in the head, searched through her pockets, then left her slumped behind the wheel of her still running car, has been ordered held without bail .
Just after 8 pm, a 64-year-old Granite Falls man was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle northbound in the 10900 block of State Avenue.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. Court documents show a Minnesota man accused of fatally shooting two teenagers has a surveillance system that recorded video of the cousins as they broke into his home Thanksgiving Day.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. A 64-year-old man was charged Monday with murdering two teenagers who broke into his home on the outskirts of Little Falls, Minn.
The American Lung Association in West Virginia will present "Arts of Man and Nature" during a walk on the Sunrise Carriage Trail on Oct 28 as part of FestivALL Fall.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.—A man and his son have been arrested in the 1997 disappearance of a 15-year-old girl in the far Northern California community of McCloud.
A man who was known to be associated with a white supremacist gang was stopped at the intersection of Highway 9 and Fall Creek Road in Felton, where a probation search of his vehicle uncovered a police baton.
0South Carolina coroner says the extreme heat was a contributing factor in the death of a 71-year-old man found in his Calhoun Falls trailer.
The man accused of fatally shooting two Little Falls teenagers had a.
A Little Falls man faces allegations of sex with a minor.
A man is lucky to only have minor injuries, after falling from the fourth floor of a Lexington hotel.
A hearing for a Falls man to plead guilty to a string of convenience store robberies came to an abrupt halt this week, when he seemed to suggest that he was being pressured to make a deal with prosecutors.
A search and rescue crew Sunday recovered the body of a man found outside Granite Falls near the Stillaguamish River.
Large piece of granite falls, kills man.
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